18-year-old Adel Daoud of Hillside, a suburb about 30 minutes southeast of Palatine, was arrested Friday night after he tried to detonate what he believed was a car bomb outside of a crowded bar in downtown Chicago.
A U.S. citizen, The Wall Street Journal reports the Muslim-American was insistent on a jihad mission to kill "hundreds" of people. Undercover FBI agents provided 18-year-old Daoud with a phony car bomb and watched him press the trigger.
The Hillside man is charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to damage and destroy a building with an explosive. According to The Wall Street Journal, Daoud is being held without bond in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago, a federal facility. The 18-year-old is scheduled to appear again in federal court on Monday afternoon, The Wall Street Journal reports.